10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Coronado
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco journey tool .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, admire the landmark architecture of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, then look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally make a trip to Frey House II.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Palm Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Palm Springs is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 107°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway ©
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 10th (Mon), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our West Hollywood holiday planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to West Hollywood in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Palm Springs in August, you will find days in West Hollywood are cooler (76°F), and nights are a bit cooler (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Travel Town, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning site .

Los Angeles is very close to West Hollywood. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from West Hollywood in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Travel Town ©
Travel Town

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): try out the rides at Downtown Disney and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim travel route planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Heisler Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Laguna Beach trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Anaheim to Laguna Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Laguna Beach: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coronado.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

1
night
Coronado

Coronado ©
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. On the 14th (Fri), head off the coast to Coronado Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Dog Beach, and then stroll through Coronado Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coronado attractions planner .

You can drive from Laguna Beach to Coronado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Coronado sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

San Diego is just a stone's throw from Coronado. In August, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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